River Boats – The Class of 2014

Viking Longship Var

A Condé Nast Traveller Reader's Choice of the Best River Boats: Each year Condé Nast Traveller magazine conducts a readers' poll to vote for the best passenger ship in the various categories. Given the ever increasing popularity of river cruising, river cruise ships are now a category of the … [Read more...]

Ms Amabella – APT’s Concerto Class River Boat

Ms Amabella - APT's New Concerto Class River Boats are Designed to be Bigger: Having introduced the Aria Class River Boats between 2006 and 2009, APT has now launched its Concerto Class River Ships with the first of two vessels commissioned in May 2010.  APT's newly inaugurated 162-passenger Ms … [Read more...]

"River Victoria" on the Imperial Waterways of Russia

River Victoria is the Latest of Uniworld’s Russian river cruise boat: River boats operating on the Russian rivers are generally not as grand as those plying the Rhine or the Danube.  As we understand from the tour manager of a company we travelled with, river cruise operators are somewhat … [Read more...]

River Antoinette – A New Uniworld Rhine Riverboat

River Antoinette is the Latest of Uniworld's Luxury Floating Hotel : In March 2011, another stunning riverboat joins the fleet of Uniworld's European river cruises. The River Antoinette is the sister ship to the majestic River Beatrice and will cruise the Rhine River on Uniworld's popular … [Read more...]

A World of Boutique River Cruising

Uniworld - a Boutique Hotel-Style Cruise Company: On the European river cruises that I've been on, I found our  river boats' interior design and our staterooms to be sufficiently comfortable, but I wouldn't described them as  plush. Of course river boat designs are continually being enhanced and … [Read more...]

Swallow’s Nest or Castle of Love in Yalta

Yalta's Maya Lastochka - A Famous Castle of Love: In Yalta, its famous Swallow’s Nest is not a bird's nest, but rather a Love Nest, built by Baron von Steingel for his ballerina mistress. It seems that it was a trend at that time for men of standing to have ballerinas as mistresses, so the good … [Read more...]

Kiev Airport Transfer – Dopobachennya Kiev!

Dnieper River Cruise - Kiev, Ukraine DAY 12 Kiev. (Sun.) After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B) We have to vacate our rooms by 09:00 a.m. so that they can clean the river boat for the next cruise, however you are able to wait in the … [Read more...]

Kiev, "Mother of Cities"

Dnieper River Cruise - Kiev, Ukraine DAY 11 Kiev. (Sat.) Dock Location. Your ship is scheduled to dock at Pochtova Square 3, River Passenger Terminal.Included Kiev Tour. Arrive mid-morning and disembark for a tour of the 1,500-year-old Ukrainian capital, picturesquely situated on the Dnieper … [Read more...]

Cruising the Dnieper River – Ukraine Travel

Dnieper River Cruise to Kiev, Ukraine DAY 10 Dnieper River Cruising. (Fri.) Scenic Cruising. Spend a relaxing day onboard as you cruise along the Dnieper River. The countryside on both banks of the peaceful river is varied; on one side steep rocks rise, on the other you can look across … [Read more...]